Library Survey of Students, Faculty and Staff now COMPLETE!

Apr 15, 2019 -

Thank you to our campus community for all of your feedback and support.

Dear Laurier Community,

The Transform Laurier Library surveys are now closed. Thank you to the more than 1,100 faculty, students and staff who participated in our surveys! Your input will help us understand our communities’ knowledge of the Library, as well as your opinions on the effectiveness and impact of current resources, spaces and services.

Notice of Elsevier data breach

Mar 26, 2019 -

Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers in the world, publicly acknowledged a server misconfiguration exposing personal information online. Elsevier is continuing their investigation into the matter and will communicate directly with their users on what steps to take.

The Laurier Library currently subscribes to a number of Elsevier services, including:

Library Closed St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Mar 5, 2019 -

The Waterloo Campus Library will be closing on both Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th. This decision is in line with other Laurier campus buildings closures. Building hours at other campus Libraries will be unaffected by this change.

The Library will be open regular operating hours on Friday, March 15 until close at 12:00 am midnight and will reopen on Monday March 18th at 8:15am.

February is Black History Month

Feb 5, 2019 -

In celebration of Black History Month, here is a selection of new and important resources in our collection, including print books, electronic books, journal articles, databases, and more. For assistance in accessing or using these or any resources in the Laurier Library collection, contact us through the “Ask Us” chat window and contact info in the right side-bar on this page, or visit us in person!

Brantford Public Library closed Monday November 5th

Nov 2, 2018 -

The Brantford Public Library will be closed on Monday, November 5th, 2018 for a Staff Development Day.

Laurier's online resource, course guides, video tutorials, and online chat help will still be available. The study space and group study room, along with in-person librarian help will still be available on the lower floor of Grand River Hall.

Library Research Help Services coming to Lazaridis Hall

Oct 25, 2018 -
The Laurier Library is excited to announce that Library Research Help Services will be coming to Lazaridis Hall on Wednesdays in the 2018 Fall semester starting on October 10th.

Course Readings: Avoid Getting Snowed Under

Oct 15, 2018 -

It is that time of year again. Submit your reading lists now for course reserves and the material will be available to students at the beginning of classes for the Winter Term.

New Online Research Workshops for Grad Students

Sep 10, 2018 -
Starting this fall, the Library is offering online versions of five research workshops to provide more flexibility for graduate students.

Join the Library Student Advisory Council

Sep 4, 2018 -

Do you have ideas about the library to discuss? Do you have a passion for the Library or experience frustrations that you would like to see changed? Do you want to make the Library an exceptional student space?

Apply to be an undergraduate or graduate student member of the Library Student Advisory Council: Library Student Advisory Council application form.

Student councilors receive co-curricular credit.

What's discussed?

Topics the council discusses includes:

Accessible Content ePortal Reaches 15,000 Titles

Jul 31, 2018 -

This week, the Accessible Content ePortal (ACE) service passed a major milestone.

The ACE collection of accessible books for Ontario academic library users with print disabilities has surpassed 15,000 titles. Each of these titles is held by at least one of our 18 participating universities and 21 colleges, and made accessible with the help of our digitization partner, Internet Archive Canada. This collection has grown consistently since the service launched in 2013, with a 50% growth in the last two years.